Monday, October 24, 2011

Invitation Suites ~ Lowrey

I love everything about this custom suite I created for a bride that was married this past weekend. 
She wanted a vintage, elegant feeling, for her invitation suite with a unique custom motif she could use throughout her wedding.
The calligraphy was engraved with a dark chocolate ink and combined with a chocolate tissue envelope liner ~ and of course, I addressed the envelopes with the same ink color and lettering style.
Since it was a Fall wedding, she asked me to design a unique, autumnal leaf which we could use starting with her save the date to her wedding programs and beyond.  She told me she was having it carved into an ice sculpture. I can't wait to get some professional photos to share ~ as well as to see myself.
I painted the leaf on the program, to coordinate with the hand-dyed ribbon I found for her, in the same shade of plum she was using at the wedding and reception.  (It really was not as pink as it looks in the photo - but more of a watercolor wash of the ribbon color.)
I loved seeing the ribbons lined up, as I packaged them, and look forward to seeing how she displayed them.
Here are her sweet comments about the process.
~I hope it was a perfect day for her and the groom. ~

I can’t say enough about Dana’s work except that I am blessed with the fact that I found her work online as I was searching vendors in Asheville one day. Chad and I both love visiting the mountains and Asheville in general, and decided early on that we wanted Asheville as our wedding destination.

Dana- as soon as I saw your work online I knew I wanted to have you as my wedding calligrapher. I knew I wanted to have an elegant and traditional wedding, but with a creative, vintage twist. I have had a hard time putting into words what I have visualized, but I can say I could not be happier with what you have done! It is actually my favorite part of the wedding so far and I think it has inspired a lot of my plans. And all the while, you have been so absolutely wonderful to work with and professional that I feel like I am your only client which I know is not the case because you are so freaking talented! Thank you for all you have done! 


  1. Gorgeous!!!!!! Love that delicate little hand painted leaf. You did a beautiful job for your client! I would love to see the ice sculpture too!! Brilliant work with the lively dancing letterforms!

  2. luscious...simply luscious... and inspirational!

  3. OOOh... Dana just when I think I can't love your invites anymore, I see another that I love even more!! How can that be? I love the special touch of the leaf. Just breath taking my friend. xo

  4. Perfect! I LOVE viewing your lettering Dana. (Beautiful colors too!)

  5. Those are absolutely stunning, how beautiful. That purple leaf on it is the perfect finishing touch. Love from London xo